Monthly Archives: March 2010

Hate Speech vs Free Speech

The recent ruling regarding the rightwing nutters of Westboro Baptist Church and a dead soldiers father, Albert Snyder, has once again brought up the issue of hate speech being protected as free speech.

Personally, I have always held that hate speech should not be protected under the first amendment. I realize the horrific job of determining what is free speech and what is hate speech is a daunting, overwhelming one…but with today’s technology, hate speech can be widely disseminated to anyone…including those who aren’t playing with a full deck mentally.

Hate speech can and always has incited violence. If I have to give an example, Hitler, three letters: KKK, and the SPLC has plenty of cases to choose from.

I must acknowledge Bill O’Reilly…as impossible as that might seem m’dear reader. Bill-O has volunteered to pay the entire $16K court-ordered ruling recently handed down by the 4th Circuit Court in the Snyder/Westboro case. Thank You Bill-O, and I really mean it.

What that tells me is that this issue spans the political spectrum..and we all can’t be fucking wrong!   This bullshit needs to be fixed whether that comes from a SCOTUS ruling or a bill in Congress..fix it you fucks!

Bushie lied under oath in Ohio vote supression case.

From RawStory:

Caroline Hunter, a Bush-appointed Federal Election Commissioner who remains in office, provided misleading statements under oath in an effort to conceal Republican National Committee involvement in vote suppression activities during the 2004 presidential election, a Raw Story investigation has found.

Legal experts say Hunter’s submission of misleading statements under oath is a serious ethical and professional breach which could warrant a bar review and potential disbarment. At the time, Hunter was serving as deputy counsel to the Republican National Committee.

This took place during a trial regarding the Ohio voter caging issue in 2004. Her affidavit, which can be read here (pdf), was given under oath.

The irony for me is that she is a lawyer. Sadly, there is a five year limit on perjury. But there isn’t a time limit on disbarring this worthless douchebag.

3 nutters arrested by FBI

These nutters are special nutters…as in religious extremists. From The Detroit Free Press, via Slate:

The FBI arrested three people with suspected ties to Christian militias in a series of raids over the weekend, the Associated Press reports. The raids were conducted in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana and were reportedly targeting the Christian militia Hutaree, who were believed to be illegally selling pipe bombs. According to a spokesman from the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia, a member of Hutaree called the Volunteer Militia on Saturday to say that their hideout was being raided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. “They said they were under attack by the ATF and wanted a place to hide,” spokesman Mike Lackomar said. “My team leader said, ‘no thanks.’ ” Lackomar added that Hutaree—which means “Christian warrior”—was a religious cult and is not considered part of the “militia community.” “They are more of survivalist group and in an emergency they withdraw and stand their ground. They are actively training to be alongside Jesus,” Lackomar told the press. Hutaree’s MySpace page corroborates with this, describing the group’s mission as “preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive.” Gawker reports that Internet trolls have since covered the page with gay porn and sacreligious images and that a mysterious user named “David” posted a warning saying that the world hasn’t seen the last of Hutaree. “Lots of men are in the backwoods at the moment. Bunkers exist that’ll keep a few for months,” David wrote. Arrested members will appear in a Detroit court later today.

Homegrown Terrorists of the religious variety….how quaint. Religious extremists on parade!

You have got to be kidding me…

The Party Of Hell No is driving their collective train off a cliff these days…and it looks fucking fabulous from here.  No way they get enough elected fuckwits to repeal shit this November. So…why are they screeching and/or wasting time on it?

Cuz they got nothin’…nothing at all.

And as an added bonus..McSame is so damn desperate he calls in The Quitter..Sister Sarah. She only appeals to the uneducated base…which is a minuscule group within the big political picture.

You go Sister Sarah..keep on dumbing it down for the dumbasses, because anyone with two brain cells to rub together knows you ain’t got what it takes to run a any level above the Mayor of Wasilla.

Oh…Thank You Lawrence O’Donnell..for a job well done during KO’s absence. You need your own show dude..seriously.

When nutters attack!!!!

The post below this one contains the ravings of two nutters from the extreme right. They really went off the deep end and it was comical to say the least. Don’t feed/respond to them as it will only encourage them to spew more skewed horseshit all over my humble little blog.

But let’s allow them their justifications/delusions…onward and upward! Rachel’s piece on the Rethugs who loved the mandate before they hated it:

The mandate is nothing more than corporate welfare for the insurance corporations. Oh, the Steve King video below is priceless! A blurb from the C&L piece:

Things aren’t looking too good for the Republican Party’s messaging machine when a Republican law maker is having to run away from Dana Bash of all people and even former Rudy Giuliani staffer and Wingnut false equivalency king John Avalon is admitting Sarah Palin is inciting violence given the real threats to members of Congress this week.

Chickenshit nutters can bitch about Bill Ayers all they least the Weather Underground warned, via the press, before they bombed a building during a war that killed thousands and thousands of American’s for nothing. All the Dem’s did this week was pass a bill.

He can’t get away from her fast enough, can he?